Advertisement

Sweet taste of recognition for Laois jam visionary
Business|News

Sweet taste of recognition for Laois jam visionary

CEO of G’s Gourmet Jams named AIBF Laois Business Person of the Year

G’s Gourmet Jams proudly celebrates its founder and CEO, Helen Gee, for her recent achievements: receiving the prestigious fellowship of the All-Ireland Business Foundation and being named AIBF Laois Business Person of the Year 2024. For over 25 years, G’s Gourmet Jams has been a beacon of excellence in the culinary world, crafting artisanal jams and preserves that delight taste buds and captivate consumers, along with garnering numerous awards, including Great Taste, Blas na hÉireann, and Georgina Campbell accolades, for its artisanal jams and preserves. Helen Gee’s visionary leadership her has propelled the company to remarkable heights, emphasizing innovation, quality, and sustainability. These recent honours further validate G’s Gourmet Jams’ commitment to excellence and its position as a leader in the industry.  

Left to right: Dr. Briga Hynes (Chairperson of the AIBF Adjudication Panel), Margaret Considine (AIBF President),Helen Gee ( G’s Gourmet Jams) Kieran Ring (Vice-Chair AIBF Adjudication Panel)
AIBF Picture Conor McCabe Photography.

From its humble beginnings, G’s Gourmet Jams has experienced consistent growth, expanding its product line and distribution channels both domestically and internationally.  G’s Gourmet products are available in all major retail supermarkets nationwide, as well as in hotels, cafes, and bakeries, enriching culinary experiences everywhere.  Committed to using only the finest ingredients, the company has cultivated a loyal following of customers who appreciate its dedication to authenticity and flavour. Helen’s passion and family values are evident in the company’s success story. The close-knit team, including Helen’s husband Cyril and children Roy, Clive, and Sandra, embodies these values, driving the business forward with dedication and energy.  

Helen Gee from G’s Gourmet Jams, All-Ireland Business Foundation Laois Business Person of the Year pictured with Elaine Carroll, CEO All-Ireland Business Foundation and Helen’s family, Roy, Cyril, Sandra and Clive. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Operating from a state-of-the-art production facility, G’s Gourmet Jams utilizes modern equipment and technologies to ensure efficiency and flexibility in production. With the ability to adapt and customize products, the company offers seamless solutions for businesses seeking to elevate their offerings. Leveraging expertise in flavour profiles and production techniques, G’s Gourmet Jams collaborates with clients to develop bespoke jams and preserves tailored to their specific requirements. A dedicated team and New Product Development department ensure that every product meets the highest standards of quality and safety, underscored by the BRC AA rating, restating their commitment to food safety and quality management.

Helen Gee from G’s Gourmet Jams, All-Ireland Business Foundation Laois Business Person of the Year pictured with Elaine Carroll, CEO All-Ireland Business Foundation. Picture: Alf Harvey.

Looking ahead, Helen sees her three Children, the next generation, continuing the family tradition, poised to explore new territories and innovate further. With a strong foundation built on innovation, integrity, and passion, G’s Gourmet Jams is poised for continued expansion and growth, eager to delight customers with exceptional products and perhaps win a few more awards along the way.

Helen Gee from G’s Gourmet Jams, All-Ireland Business Foundation Laois Business Person of the Year pictured with Elaine Carroll, CEO All-Ireland Business Foundation. Picture: Alf Harvey.